Arthur Miller: None Without Sin


  • HUAC: Backlash and Implications

    These videos and support materials explore the intense division experienced by those who testified before and blacklisted by HUAC during the Cold War, focusing on the testimony of Elia Kazan. The videos are from American Masters None Without Sin. Using video, text, and text-dependent discussion questions, students will better understand the public investigation in allegations of Communist activity in the US during the early years of the Cold War.

    Note: It may be helpful to show your class the HUAC and Hollywood resource alongside this video.

    Grades: 9-12
  • HUAC and Hollywood

    This video and support materials detail the Hollywood blacklist and House Un-American Activities Committee, chronicling the fear of Communism and resulting blacklist based on political ideology. The video is from the American Masters film None Without Sin. This resource is best used during or after a lesson on the Red Scare and the Cold War. Using video, text, and text-dependent discussion questions, students will better understand the public investigation in allegations of Communist activity in the US during the early years of the Cold War.

    Note: It may be helpful to show your class the HUAC: Backlash and Implications resource alongside this video.

    Grades: 9-12
  • “The Crucible”: Inspiration and Reception

    This media gallery explores the inspiration for and reception of The Crucible during the Hollywood Blacklist with videos from the American Masters film None Without Sin. The videos and support materials are best used during or after a reading of The Crucible. Using video, text, graphic organizers and text-dependent discussion questions, students will better understand the symbolism of The Crucible and why Arthur Miller was compelled to write the play.

    Grades: 9-12

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